The Fukushima crisis was a brutal wake-up call about the risks of nuclear power, and it's really got us all down. But that doesn't mean we should all panic and disregard the amazing possibilities of nuclear technology.
Nuclear innovation is like the ocean: Respect it and take precaution, but don't avoid it out of fear. There have been some awesome breakthroughs thanks to cutting-edge research, which not only includes the next generation of nuclear reactors, but also things like space travel, medicine, and objects you use in your daily life.
When will we see these emerging technologies? Some we could see in a few years. Others may be decades away. But they they all share the common traits of promise and potential. Here's a look at our 10 favorite nuclear technologies of the future.